Shark Wandvac System WS620 Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Feb 04, 2021 at 07:58 am
Shark Wandvac System WS620 Picture
8.0
Bare Floor
7.9
Low-Pile Carpet
8.2
High-Pile Carpet
8.4
Pets
8.9
Stairs
8.3
Cars
Vacuum Type
Upright/Handheld
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

The Shark Wandvac System WS620 is a cordless upright/handheld vacuum. It's very effective at sucking up pet hair from any surface type, and delivers excellent overall performance on bare floors and high-pile carpets. The dirt compartment is very small but can be easily emptied with the push of a button, and switching between the vacuum's handheld and upright configurations is simple. The battery performance isn't the best, since it can be depleted in less than 10 minutes depending on what setting you use, but it's a fairly easy vacuum to maintain and incurs virtually no recurring costs.

Our Verdict

8.0 Bare Floor

The Shark Wandvac System WS620 is excellent for bare floors. It easily clears pet hair, small debris like rice, and most bulky debris, like cereal, from surfaces like hardwood or laminate. It's quite maneuverable thanks to its rotating head and configurable design, and it incurs virtually no recurring costs.

Pros
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
  • Easy to reconfigure as a handheld.
  • Easily clears pet hair from all surface types.
Cons
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • No allergen-trapping HEPA filter.
7.9 Low-Pile Carpet

The Shark Wandvac System WS620 is very good on low-pile carpets. It easily clears pet hair and debris like sand from this surface type, although it struggles more with smaller debris like baking soda. It also has a tiny dirt compartment, but on the plus side incurs virtually no recurring costs and is fairly easy to maintain.

Pros
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
  • Easy to reconfigure as a handheld.
  • Easily clears pet hair from all surface types.
Cons
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • Struggles somewhat with fine debris like baking soda.
  • No allergen-trapping HEPA filter.
8.2 High-Pile Carpet

The Shark Wandvac System has an amazing performance on high-pile carpets. It picks up pet hair with no issue and easily clears debris like sand. However, it struggles more with fine material like baking powder and may require a few passes to clear it all. Its tiny dirt compartment needs to be emptied often, but on the plus side, it incurs practically no recurring costs.

Pros
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
  • Easy to reconfigure as a handheld.
  • Easily clears pet hair from all surface types.
Cons
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • Struggles somewhat with fine debris like baking soda.
  • No allergen-trapping HEPA filter.
8.4 Pets

The Shark Wandvac System is great for cleaning up pet hair. It has no problem clearing pet hair from any surface type. Unfortunately, it doesn't have an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, but it incurs practically no recurring costs and is fairly well-built and easy to maintain.

Pros
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
  • Easy to reconfigure as a handheld.
  • Easily clears pet hair from all surface types.
Cons
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • No allergen-trapping HEPA filter.
8.9 Stairs

The Shark Wandvac System is an excellent choice for cleaning stairs. It's very portable and easy to switch into a handheld, which helps with cleaning tight or awkward areas. It's cordless, so you don't need to worry about swapping outlets halfway through cleaning your stairs, and it delivers very good performance across surface types. However, its dirt compartment is tiny and needs to be emptied frequently.

Pros
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
  • Easy to reconfigure as a handheld.
  • Easily clears pet hair from all surface types.
Cons
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • No allergen-trapping HEPA filter.
8.3 Cars

The Shark Wandvac System is a great choice for cleaning the interior of your car. It's cordless, so it's suitable for cleaning far-off areas, and it can be reconfigured as a handheld vacuum. It does a very good job of cleaning low-pile carpets and comes with an upholstery tool that can help dislodge dirt from car seats, as well as a crevice tool for cleaning tight spots.

Pros
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
  • Easy to reconfigure as a handheld.
  • Easily clears pet hair from all surface types.
Cons
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • No allergen-trapping HEPA filter.
  • 8.0 Bare Floor
  • 7.9 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 8.2 High-Pile Carpet
  • 8.4 Pets
  • 8.9 Stairs
  • 8.3 Cars

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality

The Shark Wandvac System has an alright build quality. It's entirely made of sturdy plastic, but its wheels feel a bit flimsy. The clear-plastic dirt compartment feels like it could break if dropped. Luckily, its simple design makes it easy to assemble, and many parts can be removed with the push of a button.

6.5
Design
User Maintenance

The Shark Wandvac System is fairly easy to maintain. It has some parts that need routine maintenance, but the vacuum's simple design means that's not too complicated.

  • Dirt Compartment: The dirt compartment can't be removed on its own, only as a unit with the filters. It's very small and needs to be emptied frequently. If needed, you can wipe it with a dry cloth. Be sure to make sure the cover is closed afterward, or debris could fall out as it fills up again.
  • Lint Filter Screen: This is located inside the dustbin and should be cleaned after each use. You can pull it out and tap it on the side of a garbage can, or wash it with warm water if necessary.
  • Dust Cup Cyclone Filter: Located at one end of the dirt compartment. You should pull it out after each use, which can be tricky because it requires quite a bit of force, and clean it by tapping against the side of a garbage can. If needed, it can be washed with water.
  • Post-Motor Fabric Filter: This is located near the dirt compartment. The manufacturer doesn't specify how often it should be cleaned, but you can tap it on the side of a garbage can to get rid of any debris. It can also be washed with water.
  • Brushroll: To access, you need to use a coin to unscrew and open the brushroll lid on the bottom of the vacuum. The manufacturer doesn't say how often it should be cleaned, but whenever you notice any hair tangles or caught debris, you should clean or cut it off.

If you wash any part with water, it should be allowed 24 hours to dry before going back in the vacuum

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10
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
XFFWV360/ 717FFJ360
HEPA Filter Part Number
No HEPA Filter

The Shark Wandvac System has virtually no recurring costs, as long as it's well-maintained. If a part gets lost or otherwise needs replacing, the manufacturer sells dust cups, cyclone filters, and fabric filters on its website.

5.0
Design
Storing
Height
27.56 in (70.0 cm)
Width
11.42 in (29.0 cm)
Depth
10.24 in (26.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
No
On-Board Tool Storage
No
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

The Shark Wandvac System has poor storage capabilities. It comes with a charging and storage station that has a slightly smaller footprint than some other upright/handheld models, like the Shark APEX Upright Vacuum. It's stored with its wand and body in two pieces, so it doesn't take up too much vertical space. However, it doesn't have any onboard storage for its tools or room for them on the storage rack. Also, while there are grooves on the back of the station that you can put part of the power cord through, it doesn't have a way to stow or manage the rest of the cord.

3.1
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.03 gal (0.10 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
No
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Shark Wandvac System has a poor dirt compartment. It's tiny and won't hold a lot of debris before needing to be emptied. On the plus side, it's made of clear plastic, so you can see when it's full, and you can push a button under the handle to release the cover and empty it.

Design
In The Box

  • Shark Wandvac System vacuum body
  • Vacuum head
  • Docking station
  • Dirt compartment with cyclone filter
  • Post-motor fabric filter
  • Extension wand
  • Soft bristle brush and removable upholstery tool
  • A/C cable
  • User guide

10
Design
Range
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
N/A

The Shark Wandvac System is a cordless vacuum and has an unlimited range as long as there's room left in the dirt compartment and battery life remaining.

8.5
Design
Portability
Total Weight
6.00 lbs (2.72 kg)
Weight In Hand
1.87 lbs (0.85 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The Shark Wandvac System is amazingly portable. It's not very heavy overall and feels fairly light in your hand in its upright configuration. There's a carrying handle built into the body that makes it a bit easier to carry between rooms or from floor to floor.

6.4
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
8 min.
Maximum Battery Life
17 min.
Recharge Time
180 min.
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

The Shark Wandvac System's battery performance is mediocre. If it's configured as an upright vacuum and set to 'Boost' mode, it only provides roughly eight minutes of continuous use. That stretches to about 17 minutes if it's used as a handheld vacuum with no tools attached. It takes about three hours to recharge completely.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Surface Type Adjustment
No

The Shark Wandvac System has a few extra features. The main head rotates, which makes it easier to navigate around obstacles and in tight spaces. There are buttons on top of the handle to turn the vacuum on and off and to release the dirt compartment cover so you can empty it more easily. There's also a button underneath to turn on 'Boost' mode, the more powerful suction setting.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
No
Removable Brushroll
No
Turbo Brush
No
Crevice Tool
Yes
Upholstery Tool
Yes
Soft Bristle Brush
Yes
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
Yes
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

The Shark Wandvac System comes with a few tools and brushes that can be attached to the vacuum in its handheld mode. There's an upholstery tool with a removable soft bristle brush that you can use for cleaning fabric-covered furniture or with the brush for dusting delicate objects like curtains. There's also a crevice tool with a small brush on one side for getting into tight corners and narrow spaces.

Design
Alternative Configuration

The Shark Wandvac System can be reconfigured into a handheld vacuum with or without the extension wand attached.

Performance
8.8
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
88 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "BOOST"

This vacuum's performance on bare floors is impressive. It has no issue clearing pet hair and debris like sand. It also picks up bulkier material like cereal quite easily, although small amounts of it can get dragged around.

8.5
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
97 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
96 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
60 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "BOOST"

The Shark Wandvac System has an excellent performance on low-pile carpets, where it clears material like pet hair and sand very effectively. However, it struggles a bit with fine debris like baking soda and may require a few extra passes to completely clear that type of debris from this surface type.

8.8
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
96 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
94 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
64 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "BOOST"

The Shark Wandvac System has an excellent performance on high-pile carpets. It picks up pet hair and debris like sand without much of an issue. It does a little better with baking soda on this surface type than on low-pile carpets, but still has some difficulty clearing it completely.

7.0
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Ok
Under Low Table
Ok
On Furniture
Excellent
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Ok

This vacuum is decently maneuverable. When it's used as an upright vacuum, the rotating head helps it move around furniture and other objects. You may need to crouch down to clean under low-lying furniture, though, and it tends to suck up shaggy carpets and rug tassels. You may also need to lift the vacuum over electrical cords, which is a bit inconvenient because it's somewhat heavy.

However, it's easy to switch into a handheld configuration if you want to clean your couch or a tabletop, and the power button is easy to reach and press. To activate 'Boost' mode, you need to push and hold the button under the handle, which can be a bit tiring after a while.

Automation
0
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
No
Schedule Programming
No
Boundary Markers
No
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
No
App Name
No App

This vacuum doesn't have any automation features.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Shark Wandvac System has a couple of different variants. We tested the WS620 model, and you can see its label here.

Model Name Parts Included Color
WS620 Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi Tool, Side-by-side Charging Dock   Slate
WS632BLBRN Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool   Cove
WS632GDBRN Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool  Gold
WS632GNBRN Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool Sage
WS632PKBRN  Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool Thistle
WS632RGBRN Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool  Rose Gold

If your vacuum is different from those above, or if you come across another variant, please let us know in the discussions so we can update our review. 

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Shark Wandvac System is a cordless upright/handheld vacuum. It's great at sucking up pet hair from all surface types, and while it struggles a bit with fine debris like baking soda on carpets, it has a very good overall performance on both carpets and bare floors. It has a particularly small dirt compartment for an upright/handheld vacuum and a mediocre battery life, but it's easy to maintain and incurs virtually no recurring costs. If you're looking for more options, check out our lists of the best cordless vacuums, the best handheld vacuums, and the best car vacuums.

Shark Rocket Pet Pro

The Shark Rocket Pet Pro is a better vacuum than the Shark Wandvac System WS620. The Rocket Pet Pro has a much better performance on bare floors, a bigger dirt compartment, and a better battery life. On the other hand, the Wandvac System WS620 is lighter and does a somewhat better job of cleaning high-pile carpets.

Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless

The Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless is a better vacuum for most uses than the Shark Wandvac System WS620. The Vertex Lightweight Cordless has a much better battery life and a significantly bigger dirt compartment. It also delivers better performance on bare floors. On the other hand, the Wandvac System WS620 does a better job of cleaning carpets and is more portable.

Dyson V8 Animal

The Dyson V8 Animal is a better vacuum than the Shark Wandvac System WS620 for most uses. The Dyson has a bigger dirt compartment and is equipped with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter. It also has a significantly better performance on bare floors. Nevertheless, the Shark is more effective at clearing debris like sand from high-pile carpets.

Samsung Jet 90 Complete

The Samsung Jet 90 Complete and the Shark Wandvac System WS620 have different strengths, and you may prefer either one depending on your needs. The Samsung does a better job of cleaning bare floors. It also has a bigger dirt compartment and a better battery life. On the other hand, the Shark does a better job of cleaning carpets. It's also more portable, and its storage rack takes up less space.

JASHEN V16

The Shark Wandvac System WS620 is a better vacuum than the JASHEN V16. The Shark is more portable and does a much better job of clearing debris from all surface types. On the other hand, the JASHEN V16 has a better battery life and a bigger dirt compartment.

BISSELL Adapt Ion Pet

The Shark Wandvac System WS620 is a better vacuum for most uses than the BISSELL Adapt Ion Pet. The Shark does a much better job of clearing debris from all surface types and comes with more tools and brushes. On the other hand, the BISSELL picks up marginally more pet hair from carpets and has a more spacious dirt compartment.

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